Research articles



29. Parnell, D., Spracklen, K., & Millward, P. (2016). Sport management issues in an era of austerity. European Sport Management Quarterly. DOI:10.1080/16184742.2016.1257552

28. Cope, E., Bailey, R., Parnell, D., & Nicholls, A. (2016). Football, sport and the development of young people’s life skills. Sport in Society. DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1207771

27. Parnell, D., Cope, E., Bailey, R., & Widdop, P. (2016). Sport Policy and English Primary Physical Education: The role of professional football clubs in outsourcing. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173911

26. Mckenna, J., Quarmby, T., Kime, N., Parnell, D., & Zwolinsky, S. (2016). Lessons from the field for working in Healthy Stadia: physical activity practitioners reflect on ‘sport’. Sport in Society, DOI: 10.1080/17430437.2016.1173913

25. May, A., & Parnell, D. (2016). The Community Impact of Football Pitches: A Case Study of Maidstone United FC. Sport in Society,  DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173921)

24. Curran, K., Rosenbaum, S., Parnell, D., Stubbs, B., Pringle, A., & Hargreaves, J. (2016). Tackling mental health: the role of professional football clubs. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173910

23. Cade, D., Curran, K., Fuller, A., Hacker, J., Knight, C., Lansley, S., Parnell, D., & Philpott, M. (2016). Perspectives from those involved in Healthy Stadia. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173915)

22. Parnell, D., Curran, K., & Philpott, M. (2016). Healthy Stadia: An Insight from Policy to Practice. Sport in Society, DOI:10.1080/17430437.2016.1173914

21. Pringle, A., Parnell, D., Rutherford, Z., McKenna, J., Zwolinsky, S., & Hargreaves, J. (2016). Sustaining health improvement activities delivered in English professional football clubs using evaluation: A short communication. Soccer & Society,  DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1100431

20. Parnell, D., & Pringle, A. (2016). Football and Health Improvement: an emerging field. Soccer & Society, 17(2): 171-174.

19. Lansley, S., & Parnell, D. (2016). Football and Health: Getting StrategicSoccer & Society, 17(2): 175-182. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1082751

18. Parnell, D., Buxton, S., Hewitt, D., Reeves, M., Cope, E., & Bailey, R. (2016). The pursuit of lifelong participation: the role of professional football clubs in the delivery of physical education and school sport in England. Soccer & Society, 17(2): 225-241. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1082752

17. Martin, A., Morgan, S., Parnell, D., Philpott, D., Pringle, A., Rigby, M., Taylor, A., & Topham, J. (2016). A perspective from key stakeholders on football and health improvement. Soccer and Society. Soccer & Society, 17(2): 175-182. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2015.1082751

16. Zwolinsky, S., McKenna, J., Parnell, D., & Pringle, A. (2016). Can ‘English Premier League’ funding for PE and school sport achieve its aims? Soccer & Society, 17(2): 242=245. DOI10.1080/14660970.2015.1082765


15. Cope, E., Bailey, R., & Parnell, D. (2015). Outsourcing physical education: A critical discussion. International Journal of Physical Education, 52(4): 2-11.

14. Cope, E., Parnell, D., Macfadyen, T., & Reeves, M. (2015). A Critical Debate on the Provision of Primary Physical Education: the English Context. International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, 68.

13. Parnell, D., Pringle, A., McKenna, J., Zwolinsky, S., Rutherford, Z., Hargreaves, J., Trotter, L., & Richardson, D. (2015). Reaching older people with physical activity delivered in football clubs: The reach, adoption and implementation characteristics of the Extra-time Programme. BMC Public Health, 15. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-1560-5.

12. Parnell, D., Pringle, A., Widdop, P., & Zwolinsky, S. (2015). Short Communication: A Partnership to Explore Football as a Vehicle for Enhancing Social Inclusion Using an Intervention Mapping Framework. Social Inclusion, 3 7, no. 2: 200–3.

11. Bailey, R, Cope, E., & Parnell, D. (2015). REALISING THE BENEFITS OF SPORTS AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: THE HUMAN CAPITAL MODEL. R Nuevas tendencias en Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación, 28: 147-154.

10. Hilland, T.A., Beynon, C, McGee, C, Murphy R.C., Parnell, D., Romeo-Velilla, M., Stratton, G., & Foweather, L. (2015). Training sports coaches to tackle tobacco: formative evaluation of the SmokeFree Sports campaign. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education, 51(1): 2-16, DOI: 10.1080/14635240.2014.915758

9. Parnell, D., Millward, P., & Spracklen, K. (2015). Sport and austerity in the UK: An insight into Liverpool 2014. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 7(2): 200-203. DOI: 10.1080/19407963.2014.968309


8. Parnell, D., & Richardson, D. (2014). Football and Inclusivity: Introduction. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 823-827. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920619

7. Curran, K., Bingham, D.D., Richardson, D., & Parnell, D. (2014). Ethnographic engagement inside a Football in the Community programme at an English Premier League football club. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 934-950. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920627

6. Bingham, D.D., Parnell, D., Curran, K., & Richardson, D. (2014). Fit Fans: understanding the issues and effectiveness of a health promotion programme for older men delivered within an English Premier League Football Club. Soccer & Society, 15(6):  883-901. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920624

5. Pringle, A., Parnell, D., Hargreaves, J., McKenna, J..& Zwolinsky, S. (2014). Effect of a Health Improvement Programme for Older Adults Delivered in/by Burton Albion FC. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 902-918. DOI:1080/14660970.2014.920625

4. Rutherford, Z., Seymore-Smith, S., Matthews, C., Wilcox, J., Gough, B., Parnell, D., & Pringle, A. (2014). “Motivate”: The effect of a Football in the Community delivered weight loss programme on over 35 year old men and women’s cardiovascular risk factors. Soccer & Society, 15(6): 951-969. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2014.920628


3. Romeo-Velilla, M., Beynon, C., McGee, C., Murphy RC., Parnell, D., Hilland, T.A., Stratton, G., & Foweather, L. (2013). Formative evaluation of a UK community-based sports intervention to prevent smoking among children and young people: SmokeFree Sports. Journal of Sport for Development, 2(3).

2. Parnell, D., Stratton, G., Drust, B., & Richardson, D. (2013). Football in the Community Schemes: Exploring the Effectiveness of an Intervention in Promoting Positive Healthful Behaviour ChangeSoccer & Society, 14(1): 25-51. DOI: 10.1080/14660970.2012.69267

1. Knowles, Z., Ridgers, N.D, Parnell, D., & Stratton, G. (2013). Learning from the experts: Exploring playground experience and activities using a write and draw technique. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 10:406-415.


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